Better Forests, Better Cities evaluates how forests both inside and outside city boundaries benefit cities and their residents, and what actions cities can take to conserve, restore and sustainably manage those forests.

Analysis by the UN ahead of World AIDS Day reveals that inequalities are obstructing the end of AIDS. On current trends the world will not meet agreed global targets on AIDS. But the new UNAIDS report, Dangerous Inequalities, shows that urgent action to tackle inequalities can get the AIDS response on track.

CCUS is key to ensuring sustainable development and growth in India, particularly for the production of clean products and energy, leading to an Atmanirbhar Bharat. A study report, titled ‘Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage Policy Framework and its Deployment Mechanism in India’, was released.

The Indo-Pacific is home to 4.3 billion people – more than half of humanity. Studies indicate that the Indo-Pacific could meet ~90 per cent of its power demand using renewables such as solar and wind, but this needs a clear and defined vision for its energy future.

The World Meteorological Organization has published its first State of Global Water Resources report in order to assess the effects of climate, environmental and societal change on the Earth’s water resources.

Labour markets are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis in Asia and the Pacific, but now face new challenges like inflation and geopolitical tensions.

Sustainable socio-economic development is founded on water security which is vital for food and energy production, health, and livelihoods and enables industrial development, liveable cities, global biodiversity and sustainable ecosystems. Currently, one in every three people in Africa faces water insecurity.

India’s cooling strategy can simultaneously mitigate the heat related risks on lives and livelihoods, lower carbon emissions, and position India as a global hub for green cooling manufacturing. Severe heat waves, responsible for thousands of deaths across India over the last few decades, are increasing with alarming frequency.

The progress towards eradication of poliovirus globally is one of the greatest success stories of the global health community. When the Global Polio Eradication Initiative started in 1988, polio paralysed more than 1000 children worldwide every day.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on 24th November 2022, published the Insecticides (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the Insecticides Rules, 1971.

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